Thanks for the Little Things

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During the deadly assault on 9-11...

The head of a company survived 9/11 because his son started kindergarten.

Another man was alive because it was his turn to bring donuts.

One woman was late because her alarm clock didn't go off on time.

Another was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike because of an auto accident and his life was spared.

One missed his bus.

One spilled food on her clothes and had to take time to change.

One's car wouldn't start.

One went back to answer the telephone.

One had a child that dawdled and didn't get ready as soon as he should have.

One couldn't get a taxi.

One that really struck me was the man who put on a new pair of shoes that morning. Before he got to the Towers he developed a blister on his foot. He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid. That's why he is alive today.

Now when I am stuck in traffic, miss an elevator, turn back to answer a ringing telephone... all the little things that annoy me I think to myself, this is exactly where God wants me to be at this very moment.

Next time your morning seems to be going wrong, the children are slow getting dressed, you can't seem to find the car keys, you hit every traffic light, do not get mad or frustrated. God may be at work watching over you.

May God continue to bless you with all those annoying little things and may you remember their possible purpose. God loves you. He really, really loves you and He has control of the things in your life.

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